INDIVIDUALIZED SAFETY PLAN - Project Celebration, Inc.

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INDIVIDUALIZED SAFETY PLAN
Safety When Preparing To Leave
▪ Make arrangements to go to a place that is safe. This may be trusted friends, relatives or at a hotel.
▪ Hide an extra set of house keys and car keys in a place that is easily accessible to you.
▪ Keep a bad packed and hidden that contains clothes and personal hygiene items.
▪ You should also pack:
_____ Money
_____ Extra Checks
_____ Charge Cards
_____ Important papers
_____ Protective Order
_____ Birth Certificates
_____ Marriage License
_____ Children’s shot records
_____ Titles to property
_____ Titles to cars
_____ Telephone #’s of friends
_____ Telephone #’s of shelters
_____ Anything of personal value
_____ A few children’s toys
To avoid jeopardizing your safety, hide the bad where it will not be discovered by your partner. Perhaps
leaving it with trusted friends, relatives, or at work.
Safety During A Violent Episode
▪ Make a safety plan in advance in case you need to leave your home quickly.
▪ If an argument seems unavoidable, try to have it in a room from which you can easily get away.
▪ Try to stay away from rooms where weapons might be available, including the bathroom, kitchen and
bedroom.
▪ Identify in advance the doors, windows or stairways that would allow you to get out of your home quickly
and safely.
▪ Identify trusted neighbors that you can tell about the violence and ask them to call the police if they hear a
disturbance coming from your home.
▪ Devise a code word to use with your children, trusted family members, friends and neighbors when you
need them to call the police.
Workplace Safety
▪ Decide who at work you will inform of your situation. This can include a supervisor, staff person, and
security personnel.
▪ Provide a picture of your batterer to the appropriate persons.
▪ Ask for help screening your telephone calls at work.
▪ Review your work schedule with your supervisor and ask about changing your work hours.
▪ Ask your supervisor about changing your workstation if necessary.
▪ Review the parking situation. If possible, try to park close to the building for fast entry and exit.
▪ Ask someone to escort you to and from your vehicle and wait until you are safely on your way.
▪ Try to use a variety of routes to and from your home. Plan what you would do if something happened while
you were going home.
▪ Provide your contacts at work with the name and telephone number of an emergency contact person in case
you cannot be reached. This person should be someone other than your abusive partner and should be
someone you trust.
TAYLOR HOUSE: 318-256-3408
EMERGENCY: 911
TOLEDO SEXUAL ASSAULT & CRISIS CENTER
SABINE PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE: 318-256-9241
24 HOURS
ZWOLLE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
318-645-6141
OFFICE: 318-256-6242
LOUISIANA STATEWIDE HOTLINE: 1-888-411-1333
Friend:________________________________
Relative:____________________________________
Signature:______________________________
Date:_______________________________________
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